If you are an average driver, you might have your car serviced by a mechanic every year or so. You also likely notice just how much wear and tear is imposed on your car just with the amount of driving that you do. Imagine if you had to put that vehicle of yours on the road for 10 or more hours a day, most days of the week. Think about how quickly your tires would wear down or how often you would have to have your brakes fixed. Well, these are the constant concerns of your typical truck driver.
Of course, big-rig trucks are built to handle a lot more road time than your typical passenger car. While these extra large, extra powerful trucks may also have extra endurance, they are not indestructible. Big-rigs need servicing just like any other vehicle.
Before a truck heads out on a trip, the driver and company responsible for that truck must be sure it is road worthy. This means that both the tractor and the trailer should be thoroughly inspected. Any problems that are discovered during the inspection should be corrected prior to the vehicle being allowed to venture onto the road.
If a truck is unable to stop due to faulty brakes or goes out of control due to a blown tire, an accident could easily ensue. The physical impact of a big-rig truck accident could leave victims with broken bones, spinal injuries and even brain injuries. A truck accident victim and his or her family could be facing steep medical expenses for hospitalization and rehabilitative care.
The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery place special emphasis on helping clients who have been involved in truck accidents. This includes accidents caused by trucks that have not received proper maintenance. You can read about the full range of our truck accident legal services on our website and contact us if you have any questions.